The enigmatic summertime favorite, captured in glistening Sterling Silver, enhanced with a high dome Peridot Cabochon and faceted Peridot beads wrapped near the hook clasp. With T and Brie's natural patina and light hand brushed finish, the Sterling amulet has a treasure feel. A unique Necklace to connect one with all things magical about summer evenings and hopefully delight and please for many years to come.
T and Brie's popular Firefly charm designed and handmade by Teresa is approximately 3/4" long. This phosphorescent Beetle is created on 17 " of thick yet delicate oval link chain with faceted rondells of Peridot gemstone beads at the clasp. The Necklace can be crafted with a chain extension and Sterling tag option. Different Chain lengths on the drop down menu, please measure your neck with a piece of string, then measure the string to find the right length for you. Crafted with either small Sterling Lobster Claw Clasp closure, or a Hook and Eye closure, your choice.
Often called the Evening Emerald, the shimmering, pale green Peridot, an August birthstone, is commonly associated with spirituality and self-expression. It is also believed that the stone has the power to ward away nightmares, bestowing peace and progress in one’s life. The crystals of Peridot are formed deep within the earth’s crust and makes their appearance through volcanic activity. Traces of the olivene gemstone, have been found in ancient Egypt, where in ancient times, it was the primary source of the Peridot. The brilliant green gemstones described to be worn by Queen Cleopatra were originally thought to be Emeralds, but are now considered to have been Peridot instead.
"We are inspired by details of our surroundings, some often overlooked and Nature with its myriad forms and transformations is a constant source of inspiration. We have a reverence and keen interest in the history of adornment as well as the long history of design which informs our process. Our sculptural pieces are created in sheet metal and wires using traditional metalsmithing techniques, from sketches we keep in our journals of observations. T and Brie strive to create personal talismans that will nurture a connection with nature." -- Teresa de la Guardia, Designer & Metalsmith
Each piece is signed & dated and comes tucked in a velvet pouch, in our decorative gift box, with our card describing the inspiration with a bit of Firefly lore for unique gift giving.
All T and Brie work is handcrafted in a mother daughter studio in the verdant lower Hudson Valley region of New York. This piece will be crafted for you, please allow ample time for your special gift giving needs, and kindly contact Teresa with any specific dates, prior to purchasing, thank you.
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Firefly photo: Radim Schrieber, Great Smoky Mountains, USA